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Windows 7: How do I safely add 3 external HDs to my brand new computer?

14 Nov 2011   #11
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

are these new drives or used ones? if they are used, were they known to be working last time they were plugged in?
there is a chance that the drive failed or the enclosure failed.


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14 Nov 2011   #12
Fungud

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

They're all used. Some older than others.

This is what I got with only the one attached. 1) asking if I wanted to initialize,2) saying 'Device not ready', 3) back to square one:


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14 Nov 2011   #13
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Could you alter the look of D M so it looks more like mine. ( not colour, just shape ) Re post please.

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14 Nov 2011   #14
Fungud

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Third pic is a dead ringer.
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15 Nov 2011   #15
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I personally would hook up the drive that is not working to another PC and see if the problem follows the drive.
I am thinking the drive failed on you.
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15 Jan 2012   #16
Fungud

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You were right 'twas deader'n dog shh...

Well, that settles that. Thanks for the help.
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